Tag Archives: Plants

Climate Change is Slowing Neptune Grass Growth

Neptune grass at bottom of sea: What is Neptune Grass and Why It Matters

Ancient seagrass (aka neptune grass) is believed to be tens of thousands of years old and yet it may be at threat for extinction as a result of climate change. In this article we take a dive deep below the sea to find out what’s growing on the ocean floor and to better understand the most recent findings in regard to this ancient oceanic organism and its importance…

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Herbs for Anxiety and Depression: The Natural Path to Calm

Herbs for Anxiety and Depression

Natural herbs can change the brain’s chemical makeup without all the negative side effects. In fact, one of the biggest side effects of natural herbs used to cure anxiety is a positive one – namely that it becomes easier to make positive changes in your lifestyle as well. Below is a brief list of natural herbs people most commonly used to help treat anxiety and depression…

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9 Benefits of Drinking Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea Benefits

Ginger has been used for centuries for its calming effects on the digestive system. While the taste of ginger is distinct enough to make it a main ingredient in some desserts, its ability to soothe an upset stomach has earned it some quiet fame with those who prefer to holistic healing at home. Ginger root offers a multitude of health benefits and because it’s a root, it can be saved and used in a variety of forms..

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Dandelion Tea Benefits

Dandelion Tea Benefits: Dandelions in a field

Dandelions are usually considered weeds that grows plentiful throughout the yard. So, most homeowners go to great lengths and cost to eradicate this small yellow flower from their lawn. However, you’d be surprised to know there are numerous healing properties associated with this flower. Learn more about dandelion tea, how to prepare it and the benefits of drinking nature’s herbal tonic…

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Sweet and Healthy Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus flower

Tea is one of the most natural methods you can use to maintain your health and even help with some of the aspects of healing. Hibiscus tea in particular can be especially beneficial. Best known for its color and sweet flavor, hibiscus tea is sometimes combined with other teas in order to enhance the medicinal benefits or to enhance the taste of a bitter tea without adding sugar. Learn more about this sweet tea and how to prepare it…

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Buzz Off: Why Are Bees Dying?

Fallen bee on rock: Why Are Bees Dying?

Would you believe us if we told you that bees keep our bellies full? No, we don’t mean you should eat bees. What we mean is bees do much more for us than sting and cause our skin to swell up in pain. Bees are a key factor in our economy, food sources and our environment’s health. How so? Bees pollinate our crops. However, bees are in danger due to so many bee colony collapses in recent years due to climate change. But, what can we do to help?

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Raising Honey Bees: Beekeeping for Beginners

Bee hive: Beekeeping for Beginners

Are you committed to sustaining earth’s natural balance and looking for ways to make a positive impact? Why not try beekeeping? Surely you’ve heard of the declining honey bee population and its affects on the environment. Read more to learn the basics of beekeeping, including some recommendations for equipment you’ll need to get started…

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How To Grow A Garden In Your Apartment

Garden inside a laundry room

Apartment gardening is not limited to those who live in an apartment and wish to create a garden. It includes anyone who lives in limited space and has to get creative about how they create their garden. You can have a garden anywhere you live. You just have to make your own space and get creative about your containers. It also helps if you are interested in re-purposing items you might otherwise think of as trash…

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The Ultimate Guide to Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Picking lettuce from garden

There are many different types of gardening that draw people in but one of the most common, aside from herb gardening, is vegetable gardening. Vegetable gardening is one of the more popular types of gardening particularly because the fruits of labor can be consumed after their growth. In fact, many individuals who vegetable garden on a large scale, do so in order to save money as well as ensure that their vegetable products remain pesticide free. Certainly as a beginning vegetable gardener it is unlikely that you will be producing enough vegetable stock to supply your family without depending upon the grocery store; however, you will be able to cut down on the grocery bill as well as the amount of pesticides that your family consumes on an annual basis. Whether you choose to grow your vegetable garden for fun, to cut costs or to try to eliminate the consumption of pesticides and other chemicals by your family, vegetable gardening is a fun and relatively easy way to begin gardening.

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